Body Discovered in Backyard Shed

A man’s body was discovered in a backyard shed in San Marcos Tuesday and now San Diego County Sheriff’s homicide investigators are looking into what may have killed the man.

People living in the home along Ponte Avenue, on the far west side of San Marcos just south of Highway 78, told investigators they know the man. They described him as a transient who they allowed to sleep in their shed during bad weather.

The San Marcos patrol station got a call around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday of a person down, according to Sgt. Dave Brown of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Once the body was removed from the shed, a wound was discovered. There is a strong suspicion that the man didn't die of natural causes, according to investigators so they went to court to get a search warrant to look through the home for evidence.

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